Julian Sturdy MP Visits Clifton Park Hospital in York to see "People Caring for People" in action


York Outer Conservative MP, Julian Sturdy has visited Clifton Park Hospital to meet local doctors, nurses and wider staff working at the hospital.

Mr. Sturdy was given a tour of the hospital by Sandra Donoghue, Hospital Director and Head of Clinical Services, Holly Kitching, learning more about the services the hospital delivers to patients across York and North Yorkshire. Clifton Park Hospital offers a range of services covering orthopaedic care, diagnostics and treatment for ear, nose and throat disorders.

Clifton Park Hospital is part of Ramsay Health Care UK, one of the leading independent healthcare providers operating 34 hospitals across the UK. Clifton Park Hospital has built an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare for NHS patients, as well as those using private healthcare insurance or those who choose to self-fund their care.

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In late 2022, the hospital installed a new, state-of-the-art MRI scanner as part of a £1.6m investment, providing high quality and expertly reported imaging to both NHS and private patients alike.

During his visit, the local MP had the opportunity to learn more about the long-established relationship between the hospital and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where a sub-contract is in place for Clifton Park Hospital to deliver elective healthcare services in the locality. The relationship aims improve the provision of services to the wider health community, including reducing both surgical and diagnostic NHS waiting times.

During his time at the hospital, Mr. Sturdy visited the 24-bed inpatient ward, theatre suite and ambulatory care unit.

Clifton Park Hospital Director, Sandra Donoghue said
“It was brilliant to welcome Julian back to Clifton Park Hospital to showcase our work as part of the wider health community, delivering vital care to patients, when they need it. Working in partnership with our local NHS, Clifton Park Hospital plays a vital role in delivering care for patients in York and across North Yorkshire. It was a great opportunity to be able to introduce Julian to our team and to hear directly from them about our work.”

Julian Sturdy MP, Member of Parliament for York Outer said
“As ever, it was fantastic to meet the dedicated teams at Clifton Park Hospital who are working alongside the NHS to help drive down waiting lists for the fourth consecutive month.  I was interested to hear the full range of tests and scans that they offer with capacity to see more patients. I will be writing to the ICB to ensure that patients on waiting lists are offered treatment at Clifton Park Hospital as part of their NHS care."

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Clifton Park Hospital is a joint venture comprising Ramsay Health Care UK (RHCUK) and North Yorkshire Orthopaedics Surgeons (NYOS) Ltd. The partnership aims to ensure patients can expect the best care, delivered safely and efficiently in a modern, clean, well-maintained environment.